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      11-17-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Noob DCT question

So let\'s say I\'m using DCT and I\'m in 5th gear coming to a light. Do I have to manually downshift 3 times to reach 2nd then 1st or do I stay in 5th and let the car handle the downshifting??
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DCT does the work, even in sequential mode.
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So let\'s say I\'m using DCT and I\'m in 5th gear coming to a light. Do I have to manually downshift 3 times to reach 2nd then 1st or do I stay in 5th and let the car handle the downshifting??
I do both... Depending on how I feel. One of the beauties of DCT.
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I do both... Depending on how I feel. One of the beauties of DCT.
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If you're in S and you come to a complete stop, it will go back to 1 for you. If you're just slowing down, it will only downshift if it thinks the engine will stall. This can create a situation when you're going too slow in 5th (for example) and the car does nowhere when you give it gas.
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How/'s about/'s not'/s using/'s backslashes's when/'s you/'s type/'s a/'s compound/'s words/'s. An Apostrohi/'s is all/'s you's needs/'s


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It's a single / that I made due to me typing fast on the iPhone. I don't see why anyone would place a backslash on purpose or why someone feels the need to comment about it?
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Simple* not single -.-
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It downshifts for you...sometimes only to 2nd...but if it's a dead stop it goes to 1st

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It's a single / that I made due to me typing fast on the iPhone. I don't see why anyone would place a backslash on purpose or why someone feels the need to comment about it?
...because he can/'s do whatever/'s he want/'s, it\'s a free world\'s we living in.

Sometimes people should just try things out, ESPECIALLY when it's SO simple to figure out yourself, instead of creating pointless threads.

Oh look, I didn't answer your question..
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When I'm somewhere where the sound is gonna bounce off a lot of stuff or echo, I downshift all the way down to 1... boner city.
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It downshifts for you...sometimes only to 2nd...but if it's a dead stop it goes to 1st

/end thread/
it depends on your Drivelogic setting is usually dictates whether you get 1st or 2nd....
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This seems to be a trend among new members.
... so does calling someone out unnecessarily...............
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In general, using S3 as a reference point, you should be mindful of the gear in which you're going into the turn. Going into a turn of 90 degrees in 5-6 you'd probably let the tranny shift for you because it will put you in a good gear (2nd if taken sensibly) based on the speed to which you've decelerated. But if entering at 3-4 you should be prepared to downshift because based on your exit speed the tranny won't shift for you as you'll still be within the tolerances of 3 and possibly 4 according to the shift algorithm, although over-geared for good acceleration coming out. Another way to look at it, if you're going to manually intervene on deceleration, keep the intervention going all the way through the turn.

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...because he can/'s do whatever/'s he want/'s, it\'s a free world\'s we living in.

Sometimes people should just try things out, ESPECIALLY when it's SO simple to figure out yourself, instead of creating pointless threads.

Oh look, I didn't answer your question..
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I downshift when coming to a stop and let the engine do some of the braking. I usually downshift through 3rd and 2nd, but never all the way to 1st.
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I downshift when coming to a stop and let the engine do some of the braking. I usually downshift through 3rd and 2nd, but never all the way to 1st.
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I let the car downshift...unless I'm in the need to be a little more agressive.
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Love the sound when I downshift - blip throttle.
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